Partner visa (subclass 820/810)/(309/100)
If you are on shore in Australia and married to or in a de facto relationship with an Australian citizen, Australian permanent resident or Eligible New Zealand Citizen you should qualify for a Partner Temporary visa (subclass 820).
To qualify for this visa you must be married to your partner or be able to prove a de facto relationship of at least 12 months’ duration.
If your de facto relationship is less than 12 months old you may still be able to meet the criteria for the visa by registering your relationship in the state where you live.
The subclass 820 visa is a provisional visa, valid until you are granted a Partner Permanent visa (subclass 801).
We have extensive experience in preparing de-facto evidence which satisfies the Department of Immigration and Border Patrol requirements for this visa.
Provided that two years after you apply for your Partner Temporary visa (subclass 820) your relationship (married or de facto) is still genuine and continuing, you will qualify for a Partner Permanent visa (subclass 801).
When this visa is granted, your Australian permanent residence becomes unconditional, so if your relationship subsequently breaks down, you may remain in Australia as a permanent resident.
This visa is automatically applied for as part of your subclass 820 application.
If you are off shore, you may be eligible for a Partner visa (subclass 309/100).
For you to qualify for the Partner Temporary visa (subclass 309), you must be married to or prove that you have an on-going de facto relationship with your partner who is an Australian citizen, Australian permanent resident or Eligible New Zealand Citizen.
The subclass 309 partner visa is a provisional visa, valid until you are granted a Partner Permanent visa (subclass 100).
Prospective Marriage Visa (subclass 300)
If you are engaged to an Australian citizen, Australian permanent resident or Eligible New Zealand Citizen, this visa will allow you to come to Australia to live and work until the time you marry your fiancé.
You must marry your partner within 9 months of entering Australia on this visa, and once the marriage has been registered you will be eligible to apply for the Partner Temporary visa (subclass 820).